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Mourinho slams Neville over comments about United star

Jose Mourinho has slammed Gary Neville for his comments about Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay.

Neville has recently questioned whether the Scotland international midfielder was good enough to be a Manchester United midfielder for the long term.

Jose Mourinho has however jumped to the defence of the United academy product, saying that Neville is being overly negative about his side, who have enjoyed their best season since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013:

“It depends the way you want to analyse it,” Mourinho told MUTV.

“If you want to be positive and respect the effort of everyone and the clear numbers and pragmatic numbers of the improvement, you say all positive things – the best position for five years, a huge amount of points that would normally give a fight for the title until the last few weeks, lots of clean sheets, Golden Glove, more goals than last season and the second-best team in the country.

“Also, in the second major competition in the country, we are one of the two best teams; we are playing the [FA Cup] final so if you want to read it in a positive way, you can in a very objective way.

“But if you want to be negative, you can always be negative. You can be negative until the point that you say that Scott McTominay, who is a kid who arrived here at nine years old, is not good enough.

“So if you want to be negative, you can be negative without dimensions.”

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